Bird’s Eye View

I recently had the opportunity to go up to the bell tower of the San Francisco de Assis church in Casco Viejo to take pictures.  What an amazing view!  I was able to look out over the city and see the contrast between the old and the new.  What a wonderful experience!

Serene Sunrise

A certain serenity can be found in the morning hours before the madness of traffic jams and rushing people take over.  Those moments are fleeting but majestic in their vibrant colors as the sun rises over the bay.

PTY from the Sky

These beautiful views of the city’s skyline were taken from the 66th floor of the Trump Ocean Tower.  If you would like to experience this in person, visit the the Trump’s casino which is found on the 66th floor.  There is a lovely little bar at the entrance to the casino with a small infinity […]

Casco Viejo at Dusk

The beauty of Casco Viejo illuminates the evening sky with its many colors and old world beauty. It is truly a magical place both during the day and after the sun goes down.  

Summer Is Here!

It is “summer” again here in Panama.  Summer is the dry season and people here in Panama take advantage of this time of the year to spend more time doing outdoor activities.  One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to walk around Casco Viejo and try to capture a little of […]

Cooling Off

When the temperature rises there is no better way to beat the heat than to strip down and plunge into some nice, cool water.  It was fun to watch these two lads enjoy their little romp in the bay.  

The Brown Pelican

Brown pelicans are a common sight as you walk along the Bay of Panama.  These pictures were taken around Plaza de Francia in Casco Viejo.  

San Lorenzo

The fort of San Lorenzo in the province of Colon was built in the late 16th century by the Spanish.  It is located at the northwestern entrance to the Panama Canal. If you are a history buff this is definitely a place you should put on your “to do” list while you are visiting Panama. […]

Amazing Wildlife

I have lived in Panama over thirty years and I am still amazed by the amount of wildlife that this little isthmus sustains.  I am also reminded just how fragile these creatures are and how much they depend on their habitat for survival.  Let’s protect our wildlife and our natural resources.

Nostalgia

I never get tired of walking along the Bay of Panama.  The salt air exhilarates me and the colorful fishing boats fill me with nostalgia for my hometown on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  I miss home sometimes, but sights like this one would sorely be missed if I were to ever leave Panama.

Bay of Panama

As I lounged around the pool at Finesterre Hotel in Bella Vista, I couldn’t resist taking pictures of the beautiful view of the Bay of Panama. Awesome!

Serenity

When I am near the ocean I always feel a sense of serenity, even when I am the middle of this fast paced metropolis called Panama.  This peaceful scene was captured while walking on the Cinta Costera as hundreds of cars swept by hurriedly on the way somewhere important. 

Early Morning Meeting

Here in this bustling city, business deals get started early. Any given morning,  you can go to any coffee shop or restaurant and find men in suit and ties, mapping out their financial future.  As I walked along the Cinta Costera early this morning I caught sight of a different kind of meeting.   I […]

Huracan

This boat is named “huracan”, which means hurricane.  Panama, because of its geographic location, is not prone to hurricanes.  While others battle tropical storms and hurricanes, Panama is blessed with calm seas and soft breezes almost year round. Hopefully, this is the only “huracan” Panama ever hosts in its beautiful, placid seas.

A Fisherman’s Life

I come from a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, so I am familiar with the toils of a fisherman’s life.  It is hard work that begins before dawn and sometimes doesn’t end until well into the night. Despite the arduous work, there is a certain peace that comes with this intimate fellowship with […]

Men At Work..

The new phase of the Cinta Costera is underway and is progressing quickly.  Workers work night and day to try and complete this phase of the Cinta Costera which will circle around the Casco Antiguo. http://livinginpan.com/?p=849

Not A Trash Can…

This little fellow stares out at the Bay of Panama contemplating the garbage that some people insist on depositing in our waterways.  When you are about to throw something into the water, remember that this is NOT A TRASH CAN!

Peek-a-Boo

As I walked along the Cinta Costera this morning, the sun fought bravely to break through the clouds, creating this image of peaceful beauty.

It’s a Family Affair

This family of pelicans seems to have taken over this boat.  I wonder if the boat owner is aware that he has a whole flock of pelicans watching over his interests.

An Interesting Crew

This boat has an interesting captain and first mate. I wonder what the rest of the crew looks like.